Daily Morning Prayer

The Daily Office: In the Morning

(taken from the Book of Common Prayer)

From Psalm 51
Open my lips, O Lord, 
   and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, 
   and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence 
   and take not your holy Spirit from me.
Give me the joy of your saving help again 
   and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: 
   as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A Collect for Guidance
Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Read today's Gospel (The Lectionary >>>)
(example: Sunday, June 10, begins the week of Proper 5)

A period of silence may follow for reflection.
What word or phrase came alive for you?
What is God saying to you in this passage?
What is God calling you to do?

Prayers may be offered for yourself, the clergy, staff, people of Holy Comforter and others.

Isaiah 12:2 6
Surely, it is God who saves me; 
   I will trust in him and not be afraid.
For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, 
   and he will be my Savior.
Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing 
   from the springs of salvation.
And on that day you shall say, 
   Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;
Make his deeds known among the peoples; 
   see that they remember that his Name is exalted.
Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things, 
   and this is known in all the world.
Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy, 
   for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: 
   as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
   hallowed be thy Name,
   thy kingdom come,
   thy will be done,
   on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
   as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
   but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
   for ever and ever. Amen.

A Collect for Mission
O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you; bring the nations into your fold; pour out your Spirit upon all flesh; and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Concluding Collect
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us in safety to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.